Samsung chairman steps down from behind bars

Samsung’s board chairman Lee Sang-hoon, who was convicted and jailed for sabotaging union activities last year, has resigned from behind bars.

Lee Sang-hoon’s resignation comes less than two years after his appointment split the chairman and chief executive roles at the South Korean company for the first time. The roles were split in an effort to improve transparency and independence following a corruption scandal involving Samsung group heir Jay Y. Lee.

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